A couple of days ago the Milwaukee Bucks decided to fire Adrian Griffin, despite having the NBA’s second-best record. Today the Washington Wizards followed them, although as reported by Shams Charania it was the same coach Wes Unseld Jr. to leave the bench for assume a role in the front office of the franchiseia. Unlike the Bucks, Washington cannot boast as good a record: the Wizards are second-to-last, ahead of only Detroit, on 7-36.
Unseld Jr, son of team legend Wes Unseld, has coached Washington since 2021 and in two and a half seasons has put together a record of 77-130. Certainly not positive, though it was not helped by a roster that was never really competitive and this year also orphaned by Bradley Beal. Unseld Jr, who before the Wizards had spent 16 years as an assistant in the NBA, was in his first head coaching experience that now may become his last.
Washington will choose an interim coach for the rest of the season, given the total lack of goals, and will only hire a “permanent” coach next summer.
Unseld compiled a record of 77-130 (.372) in his two-plus seasons with the team. Wizards will have an interim coach for the season and hire a full-time coach in the offseason. https://t.co/4ozhG6PbCe
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 25, 2024